Events

  1. Year 10 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  2. Year 9 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  3. Junior School Outdoor Cinema Evening

    29 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
  4. Applications for 2020 Scholarships Closing Date

    1 April @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm AEDT

News

  • SMGS Aviation Program featured in the Sydney Morning Herald

    Did you catch us in the Sydney Morning Herald this weekend? The full article can be viewed here: https://www.smh.com.au/education/its-handson-in-the-sky-for-students-at-jindabyne-20190318-h1cj3e.html?ref=rss Did you know that our Aviation Program has had a refresh over the last two years? In 2017 we rolled out the Remotely Piloted Aircraft License (RePL) and this year, the Introduction to Aviation Certificate for Years […]
  • JS Outdoor Cinema Evening – This Friday!

      On Friday, 29th March, our Junior School will be hosting their first ever Outdoor Cinema Evening! Reminiscent of the old days of the drive-in or summer festival moonlight movies, we are offering SMGS families the chance to come in and relax on a Friday night with a feel-good movie that will be projected onto […]
  • 2019 ESA Round 1 Applications closing soon! – Friday, 22nd March 2019

    Entering its fourth year, the SMGS Elite Snowsports Academy will continue to deliver an holistic experience that incorporates all facets of athletic, academic, wellbeing and logistical support to the advanced and elite snowsports athlete. Participants in this program will be guided to pursue athletic success without sacrificing their academic pathway, while living a balanced lifestyle, […]
  • Applications for 2020 Scholarships closing date – Monday, 1st April 2019

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers a limited number of Scholarships in the Senior School that are made available each year to students commencing in Years 7 to 11. Scholarships for Senior School students commencing in Years 7 to 11 are offered for the duration of a student’s remaining years at Snowy Mountains Grammar School until […]

Approach to Learning

//Approach to Learning

“National and international evidence (shows) that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.”

(Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2011)

At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we inspire students every day in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are passionate professionals who care about every child.

In the Junior School we educate the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially. Every child has their own unique talents and we provide a caring, safe and supportive environment with many opportunities to develop their sense of self throughout their educational journey.

Our teaching approach stems from our Teaching and Learning Framework, based on the current Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and also fuses the practical instructional elements of The Art and Science of Teaching developed by world-renowned educational expert, Robert Marzano PhD, author of more than 30 books on highly effective classroom teaching and student learning.

The approach to learning in our Junior School:

  • uses evidence-based instructional design methodologies and pedagogies
  • is rigorous, challenging, relevant for the 21st century, engaging and enjoyable
  • promotes high standards of literacy and numeracy as fundamental
  • includes a balanced curriculum which also includes art, science, PE, language, music, social sciences and more, with specialist teachers in some areas
  • involves contemporary practice, blending technology into lesson design
  • considers a personalised and differentiated learning experience because we recognise students learn differently
  • offers learning support and learning extension
  • uses internal and external assessment data to further inform teachers about our curriculum design as well as adjust delivery of concepts in the classroom
  • at all times promotes high levels of respect among and to all members of the classroom and school community, where each child is valued
  • enables very high levels of participation, opportunities and recognition in a wide range of curriculum and co-curricular events, owing to our smaller classes and school community
  • has excellent modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms.
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Recent posts from the Junior School

Echidnas and rocks and berms. Oh my!

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Junior School, Mountain Biking|

Junior School K-4 Mountain Bike Club The Junior School K-4 Mountain Bike Club has begun its four-week program for Term 1 with rave reviews from our youngest SMGS students. The group of junior riders are [...]

2019 Equestrian New South Wales State Interschools Championships Recap

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Junior School, Senior School|

Author - Sarah Jansen, Year 12 From Friday 5th March to Tuesday 11th March, seven riders from SMGS travelled to the Sydney International Equestrian Centre for the 2019 Equestrian New South Wales State Interschools Championships. It [...]

SMGS takes action every day for the 2019 NDA!

By | March 16th, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Uncategorised, Wellbeing|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School is proud to join schools across Australia who are taking action today, the ninth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA), Friday 15 March 2019. According to the Bullying No [...]